Bonnet House Museum and Gardens is quite possibly the perfect South Florida location for memorable wedding ceremonies and receptions. With its alluring tropical backdrop and enchanting oceanfront views, Bonnet House provided the awe-inspiring setting for the beautiful nuptials of Laura Beth Koffman and Willy DiStefano, expertly planned by Joni Scalzo of Your Special Day Certified Wedding Coordinators.
The happy Mrs. DiStefano stated, “The reason we picked the Bonnet House is because we wanted to be married outdoors in a garden – not on the beach, which so many outdoor venues are in Florida. We also were looking for a venue where we could have the ceremony and reception at the same place, but not in the same area. Finally, we wanted a place that would be intimate for both our guests and us. Bonnet House superbly met all the criteria. And the tropical gardens also were perfect to showcase my all time favorite flowers, orchids. Still to this day people are saying our wedding was the best they have ever been to.”
Whether you are planning a close and intimate gathering or a grand and lavish affair, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens sets the scene for romance and timeless memories, with dramatic spaces, such as the Hibiscus Garden, fountain courtyard, water front veranda and tree-lined allee all providing memorable possibilities for a truly unforgettable wedding. Originally built in 1920, and embodying a unique combination of old-world charm and understated elegance, Bonnet House – listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale – exudes classic and eclectic taste, with artwork and decorative flourishes seen at every turn and an evident love for nature reflected in the beautifully manicured grounds surrounding its 35-acre estate. For additional details, rental information or a tour, please contact Nicholle Maudlin, Events Manager, at 954-703-2608 or at [email protected].